Now If We Can Just Fix Work; Need to Focus More on Making the Work Place Where Things Get Fixed; Now growing Gap in Workers Do & How Paid.

Here is what seems to be most pressing issues in Work place—

Generally. A growing gap between worker productivity & compensation

Then–Work providers continue to ignore systemic racism, pervasive sexism, & lack of empowerment of women.

Awareness of declining worker power is influencing labor market outcomes.

People are quitting & Going to new jobs & work conditions.

General acceptance of persistent under representation of women & workers of color in low quality work.

See and act on FOUR steps in Work management.

Drill down into the posting to see the depth of the actions needed.

Cheap Drones Enabled Iran & Arabs To Use in Warfare Arsenal; Million Dollar Cost of U.S. Drones Constrains Use by Military; Interception of Swarms of Cheap Drones;

Iran shops for “Costco Priced” drones.

Cheap drones give Iran flight advantage in combat.

Iran is still using cheap drones against U.S. & Saudi Arabia.

U.S. using microwaves & lasers powered by electricity to counter attacking drones.
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Firing microwaves at drones to fry their electronics is tactic.

Seems that using cheaper technology & design of drones would put U.S. Drones on equal footing.

Can We Trust AI? Trust That is Now Net Positive?; AI is Helping to ID Trends & Response Actions; Spots Trends, Problems, & Changes But Cost Is of Concern; Multiple Mergers Going On;

Are we to trust AI Programming?

The complexity of AI makes it challenging to trust.

As example, Banking now is big spender in AI processes we must trust;

Rising E Commerce Activity is driving AI Development everywhere.

130 AI Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021 valued at $ 28 B

Europe is fast developer.

See World AI Conference Agenda last July.

Park Those Police Cars; Get Police Out of Cars & On the Street With Public Safety Teams.; Carrying a Taser Not a Gun: Walking Streets & Riding E-Bikes on Beats

What do you suppose would happen if City Police did not carry guns?

Tasers would be used if force became apparent to subdue suspects.

Instead, the police operating as a Public Safety team used alternative weaponry.

See extensive list of alternatives and cities that are or may be using tasers & guns

Ya-Even a bean bag might restrain the Perp

Bad Customer Service Is Still Big Problem: Need to Reinvent Call Centers: In Future Artificial Intelligence Seems to be Solution.

Is AI the answer?

There seems to be nothing quite as frustrating at trying get some one in Customer Service on the phone or email.

Then to get a resolution or solution to your problem with the provider

S0 there is a blatant need to redo the whole customer service infrastructure, process, and support

No More Standing in Long Lines; Biometric Screening Adopted by Travel Moves to Retail Stores; Avoids Waiting in Long Lines at Airports & Where Lines Form.

Look me in the eye and will let you pass by.

No more waiting in long lines for service & care.

Biometrics scanners are hardware used to capture the biometrics for verification of identity

Screening product for air travel now is new applications in retailing & store management .

Can be used to identify individuals in all situations.

Is the Cost to Develop an Ingenious Algorithm Worth It? So you can go fishing? Or How much is that Algorithm Doggie in the Measurement Window?

It Ain’t Easy to develop or create an algorithm to solve a problem–
It take a lot to program an algorithm & it uses a lot of energy.

Researchers & scientists are using algorithms to mitigate their carbon footprint.

Harder questions asked about the convenience vs.the worth of the planetary cost.

Part of need to understand the impact of this carbon foot print on the Environment.

Can National Service Heal America? Could Augment & Supplement National Guard; Provide Training, Employment, & Help Build, & Fix Infrastructure.

We need work force trained & ready to make America Work.
Something like the National Guard.
How bout a program for National Service for at least a year or two of young lives?

Gen Stanley McChrystal called on President Biden to invest in national service
That would be one million young Americans annually — Males & Females.

Rebuild civic and social connections by bringing participants together

Recycling of EV Batteries to be Big for Ford, Automakers, & Redwood. Industry Stops Throwing Away Spent EV Batteries. Sees Sustainable Future in Recycling.

Battery recycling—with EV adoption set to surge in the coming years.

Ford invested $50 million in Redwood Materials, an EV battery recycling firm.
Battery recycling is key to building a sustainable all-electric future
Supply of necessary metals is finite.

Presently cheaper to make batteries from newly mined materials than recycled ones.

Experts expect the economics to change as lead batteries are phased out,

Your Next Amazon Delivery Will Be By?—USPS Van, UPS Truck, Cargo Bike, Robot or a Drone. Delivery Logistics Now Manned But Soon Unmanned?

Stand by. Your next home delivery of an online order could by several means.
By van vs Bike vs Drone vs Robot or Person   Which means to be used?
Accelerated by COVID 19. Home delivery is now essential to public & companies.
Delivery may be a combo of truck, bike and even drone.
How Fetch works [ an example] -Receives & stores packages from any carrier at its facility.
Notifies given resident. Resident then uses the Fetch app to schedule a delivery.
Fetch delivery person will bring the package directly to the resident’s door.

AI, Drones, & Machine Learning Making 4 Day Work Week Possible. Changing the Nature of Work & Jobs; Impact on Economy & Worker Function in Question.

How do you like the idea of working just 4 days a week?

Employees clock eight fewer hours over four days for no less pay in pilot study

Kickstarter company embraces remote work during initial stage of the pandemic

Crowdfunding company allowed employees to clock 8 fewer hours over 4 days for no less pay,

What Builds a Great Country Economy? Can Combo of Market & Managed Capitalism Provide an Economy That is Fair & Balanced? Leaves No One Behind?. Maybe.

Has capitalism really been adopted by countries like China?
Three global business trends that have impacted Capitalism:
1) Technology-driven transformation
2) Reinvention of office work
3) Increased attention to social and environmental goal
Source of business value in the 20th century was access to capital.
Now different? More access to natural resources, investment in infrastructure now essential.
Providing technology to control financial & actual capital is giving countries an edge.

World Has Drinking Problem: Desalination of Sea Water Being Used to Provide Needed Freshwater; Air to Water Technology Producing Fresh Drinking Water

Water to Water technology now desalinating sea water.
Literally an ocean of opportunity to create fresh drinking water.
Air-To-Water generation has achieved the right scale, capacity, and cost.
Emerging technology converts air humidity to water.
Problem with Desalination method, reverse osmosis, is still expensive.
Requires a great deal of electricity to push water through a filter.
Costly to treat the water to kill microbes and to replace the filters.
Means gradual acceptance and utilization of new sources of water.

Pay For What You Did- Not What Underwriters Predicted You Might Do. Vehicle Insurance Rates to Be Based on Driver Behavior From Machine Learning Apps

Vehicle Insurance rate setting now based on how you drive & behave.
Driving behavior data is being gathered directly from insured vehicles.
Age & credit scores no longer used to determine underwriting premiums
Data gathering from autonomous vehicles sensor data used to evaluate risk.
Insurers offer discount if can use & provide telematics gathered driving data.
Enables use of telematics, AI, & Machine Learning in claims processing.

Cities Developing One Public Safety Organization as Whole New Way to Combine Police, Fire, Crime Prevention, Emergency, & All City Services

Cities creating Public Safety Departments to combine all City Services.
Communities need & want protection, prevention, public safety, & policing.
There are efforts in some states & cities to defund & reduce police departments.
Meantime several cities have created combined public safety departments as solution.
Consolidating police, fire, & emergency medical services into one department–Not defunding Police. 
Getting to the root of law and order by going after the cause of crime & rioting.

Not Solid Yet; Solid State Batteries Have 50% Greater Energy Density, More Range. Lower Cost, Lighter, & Faster Charge Time But Battery Packs For Cars Are Far From Ready Even With Big Promise

Things are not solid yet with solid state batteries for EVs.
Solid-state batteries promise to offer greater energy density compared to lithium batteries.
Not yet being used in the production of mass-market cars ’til at least 2023;
Companies are mostly working on the technology of solid state batteries at the cell level.
And the batteries are expected to be significantly higher priced than lithium-ion.
Ford & BMW led a $130M Series B investment round in solid-state battery startup. So this is the future.

Self-Optimizing Plants Becoming Reality As AI & SW Take Over; Leads to More Productivity, Less Cost, & Probably Fewer Workers; Retraining Now Paramount

Asset Performance Optimization tool suite for manufacturing sector now in use.
This Asset optimization software will lead to self-optimizing plants.New refineries, chemical plants, & processes designed & built from ground up.
Will use optimization tools devices such as sensors, monitors, industrial controllers, control valves.
OT Setup around the plant in order to sense, monitor and control the process.
Asset optimization software being used in capital intensive businesses including manufacturing;
Such as upstream oil and gas production, refining, chemicals, & big pharma.

Turns Out We Are Not Getting More Done By Working All The Time. Here are 6 Habits or Practices That We Should Adopt Now; Daily Shots of Mental Focus.

The way we work and where has changed.
Pandemic has forced us in doors and in front of Keyboards.
The tendency has been to just keep working most of the time.
People have found it hard to focus on tasks & be productive during Pandemic.
What to do with, how, & when sometimes was & is disruptive & unproductive.
As people go back to the office & working at home, this is new approach to work.
Perhaps, there is a major change in way we work at home & how we now spend our time.
See Six ways to quickly adapt to the forthcoming Post Pandemic Period.

Reset Point for Global Lithium Market Causing Rising Prices; Mining Sources Become Sold Out So Prices Hold; Market Grows; U.S. Builds Charging Stations.

There is a limited global supply of Lithium for EV batteries.
Pent up demand for EVs caused by COVID now coming about.
Prompts more mining for lithium will be in Europe & U.S. starting to initial mine.
Presently every global operating mine is “sold out” for the future.
Trouble is much of American lithium is too expensive to pull out of the ground

Dealer Creates In-house Tech School Training Department as Pipeline for New Technicians & Teachers; Prep to Service Hi Tech Vehicles

Innovative Dealer Trains it own Technicians. Made them teachers.
Sought to solve dealership’s continued recruiting and turn over challenges.
Solved the problem by making Techs in-house  teachers.
Program Increased the certification levels of techs in the dealership.
Core idea allows techs to teach helps bring new technicians into the business.
Built its own pipeline of highly trained technicians.

Are You Obsolete? Pandemic or not, Need for Massive Re-skilling & Retraining of Workers, Even those in Tech; Absence of Auto Skilled is Crisis in the Making .

As the auto industry transitions to EVs and Self Driving, new worker skills are going to be needed.
Auto is immersed in a digital revolution.
Need for companies & dealers to transform their operations with retrained employees.
Must retrain or hire newly qualified employees in technology & automation.
Re-skilling required for jobs that face high automation potential.

United Spending $1Billion for Electric Air Taxis as Seeks to Reduce Carbon Foot Print by 2050 & Build Back Travel Volume Post COVID

How you get to a metro airport in the next 5 years is probably not going to be in your car. How do you get to the Airport in Next 3 years? Take an Air Taxi from remote lot.
Major airlines like United are planning to buy flying taxis to shuttle people off airport & to plane.
The means the cost of environmental travel to weigh heavily on consumers and the eco conscious.
Passengers will park off airport & E-air taxi to terminal and their jet fueled flight, even to & from suburban areas. .

No More Waiting for Those Appraiser Photos of Car Accidents. Phone App Immediately Sends Claim & Photo of Accident Scene to Insurance Company

Car Insurers can now use AI, Machine Learning, & computer vision technology.
Vehicle Accident Claims Management is changing.
Major vehicle insurance companies processing claims on Apps immediately..
USAA is example using Alphabet of major underwriter adoption.
Probably means a new & different role for human vehicle appraisers.

Remote Work Increasing Due to COVID 19; Transforming City, Prices & People; Some offices Not Needed; Untethered Work Force & Management Adapting;

The impact of COVID 19 is transforming how we get work done.
Major shift from centralized home office to remote work going on;
Going to the main corporate office becoming thing of the past;
Teleworkers setting up telecommuting process & liking it.
Some new telecommuters may even leave the city altogether;
Teleworking setups mean fewer grueling commutes & time saving;
Telework is now accepted & trusted as part of work culture & society fabric

Telematics Based Insurance Using Driving Data & Driver Behavior in Connected Cars to Predict Accident Risk & Claim Frequency; Offer Cheaper Policy Rates;

The way that vehicle insurance rates are determined & quoted is changing. Have changed?
Policy holders are allowing underwriters to track, measure, & store their driving behavior & vehicle usage.
So User Based Vehicle Insurance is growing market in risk management.
Driving data from connected cars providing actual mileage use & behavior.
This data from new financial technology is enabling insurance companies to offer lower underwriting rates.
Your driving is being watched and recorded so put away your cell phone. Watch the road.